The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Original Publish Date: Oct 17, 2006
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.55 hours)
Product Number: Z100010945
Released: Oct 17, 2006
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ISBN: #9780739330289
Narrator/s: Mary Beth Hurt
Publisher: Listening Library
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Orphaned Kit Tyler knows, as she gazes for the first time at the cold, bleak shores of Connecticut Colony, that her new home will never be like the shimmering Caribbean island she left behind. In her relatives' stern Puritan community, she feels like a tropical bird that has flown to the wrong part of the world, a bird that is now caged and lonely. The only place where Kit feels completely free is in the meadows, where she enjoys the company of the old Quaker woman known as the Witch of Blackbird Pond, and on occasion, her young sailor friend Nat. But when Kit's friendship with the "witch" is discovered, Kit is faced with suspicion, fear, and anger. She herself is accused of witchcraft! From the Paperback edition.


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The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Product Number: BX00025092
Product Number:CB998
Product Number:Z100010945

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Narrator(s): Mary Beth Hurt
Product Number CB998
Released: Nov 22, 2005
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"Into the somber, hard, emotionally deadened world of the American Puritans drops Kit--a charming, vibrant young woman from the Caribbean. Narrator Mary Beth Hurt sets the tone from the beginning, emphasizing Kit's enthusiasm, intelligence, and independent nature. Her clipped speech and sometimes breathy delivery draw a vivid picture of this lively young woman, forced to tamp down her spirit to fit into this negative, overbearing society. Hurt creates individual and clearly recognizable voices for all the characters, from Hannah's gentle, kind spirit to Matthew's solid but intimidating presence; and she skillfully develops Prudence from an obedient, fearful child without hope to a bright, caring, and courageous young girl. Speare's classic adapts well to audio, and Hurt gives it life, and hope. W.L.S. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"

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